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Behind The Awkwardness

Worst Gift Ever

“In 1988 I thought I was going to get a computer from mum and dad for Christmas, but instead I got a giant framed picture of myself as the page boy at my sister’s wedding.”

(submitted by Jerry in Australia)

Flower Girl Gone Bad

“This was my uncle’s wedding back in 1980. I had agreed to be the flower girl and did a perfect run through in rehearsal. What I didn’t expect was the doors to the ceremony opening and 500 people all standing and turning to look at me. Check out my epic pout. I REFUSED to stroll down the aisle. My sweet grandma is the one leaning over telling me to sneak through a side aisle and sit with my grandpa. The mother of the bride is behind me, probably ready to strangle me.”

(submitted by Joanne)

The Eye

“My oldest son Ben always refused to have his picture taken when he was young. On this particular day seven years ago, he once again decided not to be a part of the photo with his siblings (or so I thought). This picture of his brother and sister turned out so well that I framed several copies and sent them to family members. It wasn’t until YEARS later that I noticed something strange… our family now refers to this picture as ‘The Eye.'”

Short & Sweet

“This was our 8th grade graduation dance picture.  It really speaks for itself, but we’re like the equivalent of a HS senior and a 3rd grader.  It’s been a staple picture with friends and family over the years and must be shared.  To all the short guys out there, this is for you, keep the hope alive!”

(submitted by Matt)

She’s Got Legs

“My dad and mom were magicians touring with a circus when I was just a small kid. We have a set of promo shots taken in front of this weird clown poster. Among the good photos, there is also this one. Apparently, Mom got tired and went laying on the nearby bed while my dad was making funny faces to the camera and I seemed to be interested in the clown poster. Without knowing the backstory though, it looks like Dad did something suspicious with mom…”

(submitted by Mirella)

Mommy Needs Botox

“This envelope had my Mother’s Day card inside. I asked him which Person was me? The one on the right he answered. Then I asked him what are those lines on my face? He said: ‘your forehead.'”

(submitted by Candy)

False Alarm

“Received a gift from my mother-in-law. This was the first item that came out of the box. Had a million questions.”

“Oh. Decanter.”

(via source

Cheeseball

“Last year, my spirited son, Henry, came home from school with this note in his folder. I had a really hard time keeping a straight face!”

(submitted by Katie)

Bathtubs Are Also Good For This

“One night my son decided he was sleeping in the bathtub. In the morning he informed us he slept well, but would probably be returning to his bed soon.”

(submitted by Katie)

Pee Wee Pee Wee

“I really liked Pee Wee Herman when I was little, here’s me in the costume I wore for 4 months straight. The white shirt is browning at this point, since I had worn it since October and this photo was taken in January.”

(via source)